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Columns

  • Town moving backwards in civil liberties

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Oh, fudge!

    Potty mouths in Massachusetts may have to start watching their wallets.

    A Massachusetts town has recently made it easier for police to cite citizens for using profanity in public, according to an article by the Associated Press (AP).

    In fact, the penalty is a $20 fine.

    That is one expensive swear jar.

  • We shall call him 'Sparkie'

    Sometimes we choose our pets. Sometimes they choose us.

    Well, I think I've been chosen.

    Last week, a furry, four-legged friend showed up on my back porch. My cat, Biscuit, noticed him first. She began to meow very loudly, which she never does, as she sat on guard at the back door. I soon realized what she was meowing at as I peered out the door to find this adorable dog smiling back at me.

  • Stacheville: Population, 11

    A funny thing happens when you walk around a city with 11 guys sporting (terrible-looking) mustaches and matching t-shirts.

    A lot of people notice.

    I've done field research, so I speak with authority.

    Last weekend, I traveled south to Nashville with 10 other guys to make sure one of my best friends received a proper bachelor party.

    I think we were successful.

  • It’s great to be aboard

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

  • It's great to be aboard

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Hello, Marion County!

    I can't believe that I am actually here at The Lebanon Enterprise and serving the community. It has been too long since I have started pursuing the education needed for this career path at Lindsey Wilson College and to be honest, I was not sure I would make it this far.

  • 'Hello Dolly' at The Opera House was a good show

    By Ken Begley

    Landmark News Service

    "I've worked hard and I've become rich and friendless and mean. In America, that's about as far as you can go."

    - Horace Vandergelder

    If you love "quick wit," then you should have seen "Hello Dolly," by the youth actors of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House in Springfield.

  • Determination

    De•ter•mi•na•tion (n): firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.

     

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary's definition of "determination" is not a very good one, in my opinion.

    I'd like to write my own definition(s), if I may.

    Determination: A natural instinct to push oneself further, even if it's painful.

  • A reason to wink back

    It's been a few weeks since the most recent drug court graduation was held in the 11th Circuit, which includes Marion County, but for those who completed the program, it was a significant event.

    It was both a recognition and a reminder that they can and have been living their lives drug and alcohol free.

    Bobby Burke Sr. of Lebanon is one of those graduates.

  • How low can we go?

    National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • Getting a higher education online?

    By Erin McCoy

    It's about time there was a backlash against skyrocketing college tuition costs that are dooming countless young people in America to a lifetime of debt.